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Teacher-driven CPDL: A teaching and learning community in action

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Debbie Bogard, Neil Hart and Samantha Hughes, City and Islington Sixth Form College, UK Our intervention sought to empower teachers through providing a supportive and trusting environment for collectively developing practice and ongoing professional learning. Our model was underpinned by the EEF’s recommendations (2018) on the implementation process, with an emphasis on sustained, iterative and ongoing development. Running a teaching and learning community (TLC) Our TLC is a self-organising network of practising teachers, spanning across career stages. Currently, around 20 teachers meet on a semi-regular basis to read and critique articles, trial and reflect on strategies and take part in reciprocal peer observations. All teachers at the sixth form are also part of the TLC virtual forum, which provides a space to share and disseminate ideas and resources, as well as read and contribute to a regular teaching and learning blog. Over the past 18 months, our TLC has worked on dev

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